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REE Automotive debuts fully electric class 3 delivery truck

EV platform maker REE Automotive has today revealed a new class 3 delivery truck built on a P7 cab chassis.

It says the new P7-B is part of a fleet of vehicles available to prospective customers to evaluate and test REE Automotive’s REEcorner x-by-wire technology.

Evaluations so far have included global delivery, logistics, and e-commerce companies, which REE Automotive says were “encouraging”.

The firm adds that these prospective customers experienced firsthand the low step-in height designed for faster delivery times as well as reduced energy consumption due to better aerodynamics and highly efficient power management system of the P7 chassis architecture.

The P7-B aims to reduce total cost of ownership to help facilitate fleets’ transition to electric vehicles, according to REE Automotive.

The class 3 EV has been designed and built by REE based on its P7 modular chassis, which targets the important and growing commercial EV mid- and last-mile delivery market, with applications such as 16-foot vans and delivery trucks.

REE Automotive says this P7 delivery truck configuration offers increased interior space for passengers and cargo and a low step-in height while targeting a maximum speed of 120 km/h, max range of 241 km, up to 2,000 kg payload, and vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 6,350 kg.

The configuration can be modified to best suit customer needs. The full x-by-wire architecture supports all-wheel steer, all-wheel drive, adaptive regenerative breaking, creep control, hill start assist, and torque vectoring as standard as well as over-the-air updates.

REE Automotive’s P7-B and the P7 modular chassis is set to be produced in both North America and the UK.